VSPackages are software modules that extend the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) by providing UI elements, services, projects, editors, and designers.
Presents the important elements of a VSPackage.
Explains how to implement the IVsPackage interface.
Explains how to create VSPackages in managed code.
Explains how to use the Visual Studio Library template classes to develop VSPackages in unmanaged code.
Discusses how to register a VSPackage.
Discusses problems that you may experience with your VSPackage and gives tips for solving them.
Discusses the use of an activity log to help with debugging VSPackages in retail environments.
Explains how and when VSPackages are loaded by Visual Studio.
Explains how to save, restore, and change the state of a VSPackage.
Shows how to advertise a VSPackage within Visual Studio.
Helps you to create more secure products by understanding security vulnerabilities.
Describes Visual Studio and its IDE, and introduces strategies and techniques for extending the IDE.